Windows Embedded 10 IoT Enterprise vs. WE 8/8.1 Industry, WES7 and Windows XP

Windows Embedded 10 IoT Enterprise has an advanced security threat protection. It offers same deployment, manageability and servicing as desktops. And advanced device lockdown capabilities.   

Product Matrix

Release

Windows 10

WE 8/8.1 Industry

Windows Embedded Standard  7

Windows XP Embedded

Versions in Release

10 IoT Enterprise

- Embedded 8.0/8.1 Industry Pro

- Retail POS 

Embedded Standard 7

Windows Embedded Standard 2009

Activation

- Online 

- Deferred

Online mandatory

No

No

Embedded Enabling Features (EEFs) 

- Unified Write Filter

- Embedded Boot Experience

- Embedded Log-on

- Shell Launcher

- EWF, FBWF, UWF

- Gesture Filter

- USB Filter

- Shell Launcher

- Keyboard Filter

- Embedded Lockdown Manager

- EWF, FBWF

- Keyboard Filter

- Shell Launcher

- Message Box Interception

- Dialogbox Filter

- EWF, FBWF

- Message Box Interception

- Dialogbox Filter

 

Tools

- OEM Pre-Installation Kit (OPK)

- Assessment & Deployment Kit (ADK)

- Image Configuration Designer (ICD)

- OEM Pre-Installation Kit (OPK)

- Assessment & Deployment Kit (ADK)  

- Image Build Wizard (IBW)

- Image Configuring Editor (ICE)

Target Designer

Management & Servicing

- MDM

- System Center

System Center

System Center (limited support)

System Center (limited support)

Security

- Device Guard

- Windows Hello and Passport

- Bitlocker

- Applocker

Assigned Access

- Bitlocker

- Applocker

Windows XP Firewall

App Platform

- Classic Windows Applications

- UWP

- Classic Windows Applications

- Modern Style Windows Applications

Classic Windows Applications

Classic Windows Applications

Industry Peripheral Support

Additional Peripheral support from UWP apps POS for .NET

Direct access to hardware busses from UWP

Peripheral support from UWP

POS for .NET

POS for .NET

POS for .NET

Lifecycle

5 year mainstream support 

+ 5 year extended support

5 year mainstream support

+ 5 year extended support

+ 5 year license availability

5 year mainstream support

+ 5 year extended support

+ 5 year license availability

5 year mainstream support

+ 5 year extended support

+ 5 year license availability